Homecoming parade

Clayton Jensen and Herbert Carlsson toss candy to parade goers from the Power High School sophomore class float.

Mother Nature may have caused the 34th annual Power Harvest Fest and homecoming celebrations to be postponed but it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm shown by those attending the rescheduled events.

The homecoming parade was held the afternoon of Oct. 4 with beautiful skies above and the football game was played with slightly chiller temperature later in the evening. The traditional silent auction and classroom basket raffle were also held that evening.

The community dinner and auction has been rescheduled for Oct. 26 at the American Legion Hall. There are tickets still for sale at Power Mountain View Co-op and Les’s Bar. Organizers are still planning the wine and dessert auction and the event will still feature a live band, said Jenn Ulsh, one of the Harvest Fest organizers.

Ulsh said the pie social at the Power Senior Center and the pancake breakfast hosted by the Power Volunteer Fire Department haven’t been rescheduled at this time. The funds raised at each of those events go to the respective hosts.

The Power senior class took first place in the school float competition. The freshman class came in second and the junior class in third.

Cristin Widhalm won the Open Class float competition with the mini pirate ship float, followed by Josie Vick’s birthday float taking second place.

The Class of 1969 won the Community Class with their "We Were Here" float. The class held their 50th reunion in Power as scheduled the weekend of Sept. 28 and 29, with many traveling from out-of-town during severe winter weather conditions. Dale Bauman and Joe Widhalm took second place in that class with their float promoting the Whistlestop Senior Center.

During halftime of the football game, Ben Lehnerz and Veronica Smelser were crowned homecoming king and queen and Nicholas Widhalm and Sierra Sievers were named prince and princess. The kindergarten princess and prince were Kira Keeney and Terence Stengrimson.

The funds raised from the various events go back into activities for the community. Anyone unable to attend events due to the change of dates is welcome to send a contribution to the Harvest Fest Committee or the organization or group hosting other events.

For information on where to send donations to Harvest Fest, contact Jenn Ulsh at 403-6439